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May 14, 2019 Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin
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LibriVox recording of A Family of Noblemen by Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin. (Translated by Avrahm Yarmolinsky.) Read in English by Expatriate. Meet the Golovliovs, the ultimate dysfunctional family. In the difficult transition years before and after the liberation of Russia’s serfs, the Golovliovs are a gentry family ill-equipped to face the adaptations necessary in the new social order. Petty, back-biting, greedy, rigid, ignorant, and cruel, their personalities are captured in the array of...
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May 11, 2019 Mary Roberts Rinehart
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LibriVox recording of A Poor Wise Man by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Read in English by Celine Major Mary Roberts Rinehart offers a superb blend of romance and suspense amidst political tensions in this story set in early 20th Century America. The characters are compelling and representative of the various socioeconomic classes. The reader follows the complicated relationship of Lily Cardew (just returned from working with the Red Cross during the war) who finds herself unable to go back to the...
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May 3, 2019 Miguel de Unamuno
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LibriVox recording of Abel Sánchez by Miguel de Unamuno. Read in Spanish by Mongope Unamuno nos pone frente a frente con una de las pasiones humanas más viles y destructivas: La envidia. Joaquín y Abel son amigos íntimos desde la infancia y ya desde el instituto Joaquín quiere tener y ser todo lo que representa Abel. Abel es un muchacho popular entre los compañeros, simpático, al que le encanta la pintura y mucho menos los libros. Joaquín por el contrario es aplicado y estudioso, pero...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, religion, amor, conflicto, envidia
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Mar 17, 2019 Louis Couperus
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LibriVox opname van Herakles van Louis Couperus. Gelezen door Marcel Coenders. Dat Couperus' nieuwste werk ‘Herakles’ een roman in twee deelen heet, zal wel een uitgevers-wensch zijn. Het is de omdichting der mythe tot een modern verhaal, een nieuwe beleving der aloude vertelling, in scène gezet met heel het naturalistisch décor en de hoogdravende prozamuziek, naar de gegevens ook van beeldhouwwerken en muurschilderingen, al waarover onze groote regisseur van mythologische...
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Mar 16, 2019 William Wolfe Capes
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LibriVox recording of The Roman Empire of the Second Century: Or, The Age of the Antonines by William Wolfe Capes. Read in English by Pamela Nagami This short overview of the Roman Empire from AD 96-180 opens as the murderers of Domitian raise to power the wise old senator, Nerva. Ignoring assassination rumors, his successor, the brave soldier Trajan, "went about the streets almost unguarded" and was easy of access to all classes. He was followed by the brilliant, gay emperor,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Christianity, Roman Empire, marcus aurelius, Plutarch, eusebius, trajan,...
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Mar 11, 2019 Maria Thompson Daviess
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LibriVox recording of The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess. Read in English by LikeManyWaters Roberta, daughter of an American soldier and a French marquise, is returning to the childhood home of her father after his death in the Great War. Upon reaching New York she realizes that her Uncle, a woman-hater, has confused the genders of her and her small crippled brother. In order to please her Uncle and ensure medical treatment for Pierre, she becomes "Robert", his nephew. In her new...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, culture, romance, espionage, World War I, WWI, spies, disguise, love, family,...
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Mar 2, 2019 Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Story Collection Vol 078 by Various. Read in English by Peter Thomlinson; Dale Grothmann; Josh Kibbey; M Cunniam; Michael; Lynne T; Foon; Wayne Cooke; Chris Pyle; Colleen McMahon A diverse collection of short stories selected and read in English by Librivox readers. The ever-popular detective stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, including the demise of Sherlock Holmes, the quirky Ambrose Bierce and Bill Nye and the wistful Soul of the Violin will keep you entertained and...
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Feb 21, 2019 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Simon Evers Linda Tressel lives a lonely life with her domineering aunt, Madame Staubach, in a large house in Nuremberg. Madame Staubach takes in the odious and much older Peter Steinmarc as a lodger and plans that Linda should marry him – entirely against Linda’s will. Meanwhile Linda falls in love with Ludovic Valcalm, a disreputable young man. The book follows Linda’s fortunes. - Summary by Simon Evers For...
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Feb 7, 2019 Mildred A. Wirt-Benson
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LibriVox recording of Swamp Island by Mildred A. Wirt-Benson. Read in English by Bellona Times Late entry in the Penny Parker teen girl mystery series (1939-47) by one of the early ghostwriters (as Carolyn Keene) of Nancy Drew concerns an escaped embezzler, his revenge on the reporter whose articles helped convict him, and a long missing $50 grand. - Summary by BellonaTimes For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Mystery, teenagers, newspaper, 1940's
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Jan 8, 2019 Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green. Read in English by Richard Kilmer Told from the perspective of a Mrs. Truax, the owner of an inn during the time of the American and French Revolutions, "The Forsaken Inn" is a locked-room mystery that keeps readers guessing about what has happened. A young couple stays at the inn for the night, and goes on their way in the morning ... and several years later, the bride's body is found in a secret room of the inn. Yet,...
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Dec 16, 2018 E. Phillips Oppenheim
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LibriVox recording of Jacob's Ladder by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Read in English by Richard Kilmer This is a story about Jacob Pratt who “stood bond” for his brother and then lost all his money and was unable to pay his debts. Two years later his brother is finally able to restore him to an enviable financial position. Jacob rewards those who stood beside him during his time of trials and attempts to get even with those who had cast him aside. He finds that revenge is not always sweet. Even...
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Nov 27, 2018 Ada Leverson
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LibriVox recording of Love's Shadow by Ada Leverson. Read in English by Helen Taylor The first in a trilogy of books known together as 'The Little Ottleys', this is a sparkling social comedy set in Edwardian London. Ada Leverson was a great friend and staunch supporter of Oscar Wilde and shared his love for sharp, witty writing. Like Wilde, her work is characterised by a wonderful ear for dialogue and deft characterization. 'Love's Shadow' introduces us to Bruce and Edith Ottley and their...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, marriage, comedy of manners, family life, london
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Oct 25, 2018 Charles Waddell Chesnutt
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LibriVox recording of The Colonel's Dream by Charles Waddell Chesnutt. Read in English by James K. White In this novel, Chesnutt described the hopelessness of Reconstruction in a post-Civil War South that was bent on reestablishing the former status quo and rebuilding itself as a region of the United States where new forms of "slavery" would replace the old. This novel illustrated how race hatred and the impotence of a reluctant Federal Government trumped the rule of law, ultimately...
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Aug 21, 2018 Mary Elizabeth Hawker
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LibriVox recording of Cecilia de Noel by Mary Elizabeth Hawker. Read in English by David Wales Cecilia de Noel is an original and cleverly told ghost story, published in 1891. The story is told, Rashomon-like, from six different viewpoints. - Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, ghost story, england, nineteenth century
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Aug 1, 2018 Joseph. A. Dacus
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LibriVox recording of Life and Adventures of Frank and Jesse James by Joseph. A. Dacus. Read in English by PJ Landau Biographies of Frank and Jesse James, detailed accounts of all their significant escapades, and the final outcomes. - Summary by PJ Landau For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, history, western, Wild West, james, outlaws, frank, jesse
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Jul 28, 2018 Mary Elizabeth Hawker
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LibriVox recording of Mademoiselle Ixe by Mary Elizabeth Hawker. Read in English by David Wales This is a story by the English writer Mary Elizabeth Hawker (1848-1908) entitled Mademoiselle Ixe, by[pseudonym] Lanoe Falconer. The manuscript had been previously rejected by many publishers. The heroine is a governess in an English country house. The mystery is cleverly handled, and the artistic treatment showed a delicacy and refinement which were uncommon in English writers of short stories. The...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, england, nineteenth century, literary fiction, russian emigres, country house
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Jul 7, 2018 Alexander Russell Bond
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LibriVox recording of Inventions Of The Great War by Alexander Russell Bond. Read in English by David Wales “… this war was not one of mere destruction. It set men to thinking as they had never thought before. It intensified their inventive faculties, and as a result, the world is richer in many ways. Lessons of thrift and economy have been taught us. Manufacturers have learned the value of standardization. The business man has gained an appreciation of scientific research. The whole story...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, World War I, trenches, Great War, technology, airplane, submarine, war...
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Jun 29, 2018 J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of The Borough Treasurer by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. Messrs. Mallalieu and Cotherstone were outsiders who had built a prosperous business in Highmarket and even been elected as Mayor and Treasurer of the borough. But when an ex-detective moves to town, 30 years of respectability is suddenly threatened by revelations from the past. (Summary by MaryAnn) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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Jun 12, 2018 Various
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LibriVox recording of Victorian Short Stories of Troubled Marriages by Various. Read in English by Gina Belmonde A delightful collection of short stories by some of the luminary authors of the Victorian era. These stories explore the truth behind the victorian marriage. - Summary by Gina Belmonde For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, short stories, marriage, divorce
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Jun 10, 2018 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Arnold. As usual, Trollope creates a nice variety of characters of different English classes, sentiments and positions. The primary themes are the inheritance of property, extravagance or reason in the spending of assets, the mating of young people, and the electoral practices of the time. The election chapters are based on Trollope's own experiences when he ran for Parliament. There are, of course, many subplots which...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, victorian, entail, electioneering
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Jun 2, 2018 Sōseki Natsume
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LibriVox recording of こころ (Kokoro) by Sōseki Natsume. Read in Japanese by ekzemplaro. 語り手は、鎌倉の海岸で、先生と知り合いになる。東京に戻ってからも度々、先生の家を訪ねた。先生は、苦悩持っていた。先生の友人Kが、先生が若い頃に自殺をした。先生は、毎月、その友人の墓を訪ねていた。...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Japan, suicide, Tokyo, kamakura, sensei
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May 17, 2018 Heródoto
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LibriVox recording of Libro III de la Historia de Heródoto by Heródoto. (Translated by S. J. P. Bartolomé Pou.) Read in Spanish by Tux Las Historias de Heródoto de Halicarnaso (484–después del 430 a. C.) es una obra que tiene como objetivo narrar las Guerras Médicas. Se trata de la primera obra historiográfica griega que nos ha llegado íntegra y está dividida en nueve libros, cada uno de ellos dedicado a una musa. El Libro III contine: Causas que indujeron a Cambises a atacar Egipto....
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, historia, heródoto, talía
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May 11, 2018 Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Filigree Ball by Anna Katharine Green. Read in English by Carolin Ksr [The Moore House] was standing when Washington was a village. It antedates the Capitol and the White House. Built by a man of wealth, it bears to this day the impress of the large ideas and quiet elegance of colonial times; but the shadow which speedily fell across it made it a marked place even in those early days. While it has always escaped the hackneyed epithet of "haunted," families...
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Apr 25, 2018 Louis Tracy
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LibriVox recording of The Postmaster's Daughter by Louis Tracy. Read in English by Sharon Kilmer A charming mystery story set in the early 1900s which is as much about the townspeople, sleuths and other colorful characters as it is about the murder. Filled with comic antics of Scotland Yard fellows, local police, and residents of the town, keeps the murder ever elusive. The "whodunit" is maintained until the very end and the laughter keeps going even after the mystery is solved....
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, Mystery
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Apr 6, 2018 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of The Three Clerks (version 2) by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Anthony Ogus Romance and crime in the mid-19th century British Civil Service. In this early novel,Trollope draws on his own experiences as a junior clerk in the General Post Office to provide an entertaining and moving account of how ambition within the service can affect friendship and love. (Summary by Anthony Ogus) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, romance, trollope, ambition, civil service
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Mar 19, 2018 William Makepeace Thackeray
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LibriVox recording of The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray. Read in English by Nick Bulka It tells the story of Henry Esmond's twin grandsons, George and Henry Warrington. Henry's romantic entanglements with an older woman lead up to his taking a commission in the British army and fighting under the command of General Wolfe at the capture of Quebec. On the outbreak of the American War of Independence he takes the revolutionary side. George, who is also a British officer, thereupon...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, politics, american revolution, Virginia, thackary, esmond
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Mar 2, 2018 Edgar Rice Burroughs
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LibriVox recording of At the Earth's Core (version 2) by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Read in English by Mark Nelson David Innes is a mining heir who finances the experimental "iron mole," an excavating vehicle designed by his elderly inventor friend Abner Perry. In a test run, they discover the vehicle cannot be turned, and it burrows 500 miles into the Earth's crust, emerging into the unknown interior world of Pellucidar. In Burroughs' concept, the Earth is a hollow shell with Pellucidar...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, librivox, audiobooks, edgar rice burroughs, peelucidar
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Feb 8, 2018 Edgar Allan Poe
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LibriVox recording of The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe. Read in English by Phil Chenevert "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been recognized as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination". C. Auguste Dupin is a man in Paris who solves the mystery of the brutal murder of two women. Numerous witnesses heard a suspect, though no one agrees on what...
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Dec 14, 2017 Various
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LibriVox recording of Abraham Lincoln: A Commemoration – 15 April 2015 by Various. Read in English by David Wales April 14-15th, 2015, is the 150th year anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. This is a collection of pieces to mark that occasion. Whitman’s poems, written shortly after the death, express his intense grief. Here are prose pieces that Whitman composed in the years following. Included too are three other eulogies regarded by Lincoln scholars as among the...
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Nov 29, 2017 Ring Lardner
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LibriVox recording of Gullible's Travels, Etc. by Ring Lardner. Read in English by Winston Tharp Humorous stories of social climbing in America's "classless" society. - Summary by Winston Tharp For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (108MB)
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, satire, Chicago, social climbing, short stories/single author collections
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Nov 16, 2017 Pope Leo XIII
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LibriVox recording of The Great Encyclical Letters of Pope Leo XIII by Pope Leo XIII. Read in English by Maria Therese Pope Leo XIII (2 March 1810 – 20 July 1903), born Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci to an Italian comital family, reigned from 20 February 1878 to his death in 1903. He was the oldest pope (reigning until the age of 93), and had the third longest pontificate. He is well known for his intellectualism, the development of social teachings with his famous papal encyclical...
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Nov 8, 2017 E. Phillips Oppenheim
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LibriVox recording of An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Read in English by Cate Barratt A lively adventure of a father-daughter con team enjoying themselves in Edwardian London. - Summary by Cate Barratt For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B...
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Oct 28, 2017 Jack London
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LibriVox recording of The Road by Jack London. Read in English by Barry Eads. Jack London credited his skill of story-telling to the days he spent as a hobo learning to fabricate tales to get meals from sympathetic strangers. In The Road, he relates the tales and memories of his days on the hobo road, including how the hobos would elude train crews and his travels with Kelly’s Army. - Summary by Barry Eads. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, memoirs, tramps, trains, vagrancy, USA
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Aug 17, 2017 Florence Roma Muir Wilson
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LibriVox recording of If All These Young Men by Florence Roma Muir Wilson. Read in English by Expatriate Another remarkable World War I novel by Romer Wilson, "If All These Young Men" is a character study of a group of young 20-something friends in England dealing with the looming, grey presence of the War in their lives. The story begins on Good Friday 1918, and centers on Josephine Miller, a restless, strong-minded young woman who cannot tolerate trivialities or frivolities so long...
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Jul 14, 2017 Marcel Proust
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LibriVox recording of Swann's Way by Marcel Proust. (Translated by C. K. Scott-Moncrieff.) Read in English by Expatriate "Swann's Way" is the first of the seven parts of Marcel Proust's great autobiographical novel "In Search of Lost Time." From the very first page the reader is drawn into the many facets of memory, memory as prompted by all the human senses. "Swann's Way (Du côté de chez Swann, sometimes translated as The Way by Swann's) (1913) was rejected by a...
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Jul 5, 2017 George Gissing
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LibriVox recording of A Life's Morning by George Gissing. Read in English by shihping; Lynne Thompson; MariaS; beyondutopia; mlaura; rookieblue This is the story of a poor young lady Emily Hood who while working as a governess falls in love with Wilfrid Athel the son of her employer. They become engaged, however things do not run smoothly after a visit home to her parents and Emily has to make a heartbreaking choice. (Summary by Michele Eaton) For further information, including links to online...
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Jun 13, 2017 Plato
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Uncompressed 32-bit (float) 192 kHz WAV64 version of the LibriVox recording of Charmides by Plato. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging and Dedicated Proof-Listener: Ann Boulais. CD Insert: Annise. Cover: In the Tepidarium by John William Godward (1861-1922) 1913. Charmides (ΧΑΡΜΙΔΗΣ) is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato which discusses the virtue of temperance. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) The online text can be found...
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Topics: Philosophy, Plato, Virtue, Temperance, Good, Evil
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May 10, 2017 Laura E. Richards
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LibriVox recording of Florence Nightingale the Angel of the Crimea by Laura E. Richards. Read in English by Denise Nordell; KHand; Mike Pelton; Sarah Holtz; Ben Lindsey-Clark; Steve C; Christine Lamberton; chocmuse; Savannah One evening, some time after the great Crimean War of 1854-55, a company of military and naval officers met at dinner in London. They were talking over the war, as soldiers and sailors love to do, and somebody said: "Who, of all the workers in the Crimea, will be...
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May 3, 2017 Percival Christopher Wren
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LibriVox recording of Cupid in Africa by Percival Christopher Wren. Read in English by Kevin Green. Bertram Greene, brilliant student, aesthete, intellectual and shy, decides to make his military father proud of him at last and joins the colonial Indian Army Reserve as a second Lieutenant at the start of Great War. Feeling a complete fish out of water, he is dispatched to India without any training whatsoever, and is expected to take charge of a company of native soldiers. He is then posted to...
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Apr 21, 2017 Mary Seacole
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LibriVox recording of Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Seacole. Read in English by Cori Samuel I should have thought that no preface would have been required to introduce Mrs. Seacole to the British public, or to recommend a book which must, from the circumstances in which the subject of it was placed, be unique in literature. If singleness of heart, true charity, and Christian works; if trials and sufferings, dangers and perils, encountered boldly by a helpless woman...
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LibriVox recording of Chronicles of Canada Volume 22 - Pioneers of the Pacific Coast: A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters by Agnes C. Laut. Read in English by Phil Schempf; Gilles G. Le Blanc; Son of the Exiles This, volume 22 of the Chronicles of Canada series, describes the exploration of the Canadian Pacific coast, British Columbia, and Alaska. It includes accounts of Bering, Cook, Vancouver, Mackenzie, Fraser, and Thompson. - Summary by TriciaG For further information, including links...
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Feb 12, 2017 Robert G. Ingersoll
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LibriVox recording of Mistakes of Moses by Robert G. Ingersoll. Read in English by Margaret Espaillat Robert G. Ingersoll was an extremely popular humanist orator in the late nineteenth century, and he wrote Mistakes of Moses after many bootlegged versions of his speeches had been published and circulated. In Mistakes of Moses, through a close, literal reading of the Pentateuch, he challenges biblical stories using science, logic and morality. (Summary by Margaret) For further information,...
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Dec 20, 2016 Marcel Proust
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LibriVox recording of Swann's Way by Marcel Proust. (Translated by C. K. Scott-Moncrieff.) Read in English by Denny Sayers and Andrew Coleman. Swann's Way is the first book in the seven-volume work In Search of Lost Time , or Remembrance of Things Past , by Marcel Proust. It is a novel written in the form of an autobiography. Proust's most prominent work, it is popularly known for its length and the notion of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the...
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Dec 13, 2016 Samuel Hopkins Adams
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LibriVox recording of Wanted: A Husband by Samuel Hopkins Adams. Read in English by Deborah Knight This serious, yet witty and hilarious, romantic comedy by Samuel Hopkins Adams is a must read/listen! From the very beginning it intrigues you with the troubles and feminine woes of young Miss Darcy Cole. Being a dowdy, unkempt fledgling lady, she finds herself in a mirthful fix after telling a whopper to her room-mates in order to save face from her severely lacking personal life. Resentful and...
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Dec 2, 2016 Virgil
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LibriVox recording of The Aeneid by Virgil. Translated by John William MacKail Read in English by Bob Neufeld; TRUEBRIT; Mary J; Kelseigh; readerfromtexas; MorganScorpion; Peter Tucker; Lawrence; KHand; Mary Schneider The Aeneid is the most famous Latin epic poem, written by Virgil in the 1st century BC. The story revolves around the legendary hero Aeneas, a Trojan prince who left behind the ruins of his city and led his fellow citizens to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. The...
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Nov 11, 2016 Alexander Hunter
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LibriVox recording of Johnny Reb and Billy Yank by Alexander Hunter. Read in English by Barry Eads Johnny Reb & Billy Yank is an epic novel first published in 1905 by Alexander Hunter, a soldier who served in Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army from 1861 to 1865. The novel is noted for encapsulating most of the major events of the American Civil War, due to Hunter's obvious involvement in them. The "novel" is actually pulled from Hunter's own diaries during the war. He...
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Nov 9, 2016 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of A Study In Scarlet (Version 6) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by David Clarke A Study in Scarlet is a detective mystery novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, introducing his new characters, "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes and his friend and chronicler, Dr. John Watson, who later became two of the most famous characters in literature. Conan Doyle wrote the story in 1886, and it was published the following year. The book's title derives from a...
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Oct 12, 2016 J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of The Talleyrand Maxim by J. S. Fletcher. Read in English by Kevin Green John Mallathorpe, a wealthy Yorkshire industrialist and land owner dies in an accident, apparently without making a will. His estate goes to his wife and two children and they live the good life for a number of years. However, an old bookseller, whilst clearing some old books passed on from the Mallathorpe estate, finds a copy of Mallathorpe's will inside one of the books, and unfortunately for the...
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Jul 20, 2016 Elbert Hubbard
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LibriVox recording of Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Teachers by Elbert Hubbard. Read in English by Luke Sartor. Elbert Hubbard describes the homes of authors, poets, social reformers and other prestigious people, reflecting on how their surroundings may have influenced them. These short essays are part biography and part pontification of Hubbard's opinion of the subject and their oeuvre. In this volume he reflects on the lives of great teachers throughout history. Included are Moses,...
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Jul 13, 2016 Théophile Gautier
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LibriVox recording of The Romance of a Mummy and Egypt by Théophile Gautier. (Translated by F. C. de Sumichrast.) Read in English by Librivox volunteers. The account he gives, in his novel, of the ancient city of Thebes, of the great necropolis in the valley of Biban el Molûk, of the subterranean tombs, of the precautions taken by the designers to baffle curiosity, of the form and ornamentation of the sarcophagi, of the mummy-cases, of the mummy itself, of the manners, customs, dress, and...
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Jul 1, 2016 O. Henry
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LibriVox recording of Whirligigs by O. Henry. Read in English by Richard Kilmer A collection of short stories. - Summary by Richard Kilmer For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (227MB)
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Jun 28, 2016 Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Hermit of ---- Street by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Laura Victoria Delight Hunter spends her days looking out of her window at her handsome but very mysterious and reclusive next door neighbor. She walks straight into a mystery when one day a fire starts in one of the upper rooms of his house and she dashes over to warn him, only to have him lock her in with instructions to let no one else in. Why is he so insistent that no one come in? What secrets are hidden...
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May 22, 2016 Rudyard Kipling
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LibriVox recording of Puck of Pook's Hill (version 2) by Rudyard Kipling. Read in English by Nick Whitley. 'Puck of Pook's Hill' is a fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. It can count both as historical fantasy – since some of the stories told of the past have clear magical elements, and as contemporary fantasy – since it depicts a magical being active and practising his magic in the England of...
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May 8, 2016 Florence Finch Kelly
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LibriVox recording of The Delafield Affair by Florence Finch Kelly. Read in English by Bill Boerst New Mexico's hot, dry winds are taking their toll: cattle suffer long treks to get food and water. But it is not just a hard time for them. Lucy Bancroft has sought a milder climate so she can recover from typhoid fever. She and her father stop to see Curt Conrad, a rancher, on their way to their new home. The two men discuss politics (some of it crooked) at the state level. they also talk about...
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May 6, 2016 James Oliver Curwood
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LibriVox recording of Nomads of the North by James Oliver Curwood. Read in English by Roger Melin An unlikely pair were Neewa, the black bear cub who had been orphaned at a young age, and Miki, part Mackenzie hound, part Airedale and Spitz who had become separated from his master in the frozen reaches of northern Canada. But the two befriended one another, and these nomads fended for themselves until they too became separated in an unfortunate way. While Neewa searched for his friend, Miki was...
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Apr 25, 2016 Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (dramatic reading) by Mark Twain. Read in English by a full cast. Growing up on the banks of the Mississippi river, a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer spends his days getting into one scrape after another. Tom's constant cleverness, superstition, trickery, and daring make him a handful to raise, and his Aunt Polly declares that she has "never seen the beat of that boy!" Tom is essentially good-hearted, however, but when he is witness...
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Apr 23, 2016 J. S. Fletcher
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LibriVox recording of The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher. (Dramatic reading) A novelist finds himself struggling to make ends meet. In his effort to raise a bit of money to get him by, he finds himself in the middle of a mystery. Murder, theft, and love, all the ingredients for a wonderful reading. Please note: There is some stereotyping of ethnic groups however it is presented without malice but rather a sign of the times. (Summary by Linette Geisel) Cast list: Narrator (chapter 1-5):...
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Apr 13, 2016 Jean-Henri Fabre
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LibriVox recording of The Secret of Everyday Things by Jean-Henri Fabre. (Translated by Florence Bicknell.) Read in English by MaryAnn Spiegel. The clearness, simpicity, and charm of the great French naturalist's style are nowhere better illustrated than in this work, which in its variety of subject-matter and apt use of entertaining anecdote rivals "The Story-Book of Science," already a favorite with his readers. Such instances of antiquated usage or superseded methods as occur in...
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Mar 10, 2016 Voices of Today
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THE GOSPEL OF (ACCORDING TO) THOMAS by Didymus Jude Thomas ca. A.D.75-100. Translated by Wim van den Dungen, Antwerp, 1997. Text copyright Wim van den Dungen, Antwerp, 2014. Recording by Denis Daly for Voices of Today with the kind permission of the translator. This recording may be distributed freely for non-commercial purposes. Vocal production copyright Voices of Today 2014 Note by translator: The present English translation has been inspired by the work of Doresse (1959, 1986), Robinson...
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Feb 25, 2016 Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox recording of The Doctor, his Wife, and the Clock by Anna Katharine Green. Read in English by Carolin Kaiser A man has been shot dead in his house. Ebenezer Gryce is on the case, but he has no leads, no witnesses, no evidence -- until he decides to talk to the neighbors of the victim, a blind doctor and his beautiful wife.. - Summary by Carolin For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to...
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Feb 20, 2016 Elizabeth von Arnim
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LibriVox recording of The Benefactress by Elizabeth von Arnim. Read in English by Helen Taylor Anna Estcourt, twenty-five and beautiful, is the penniless ward of her distant brother and his exasperating wife. Turning down all offers of marriage, scornful at the thought of leaning on a man for help and comfort, she thinks only of the independence which seems an impossible dream. But out of the blue Uncle Joachim, her mother's brother, leaves her a handsome property in Germany. Her longed for...
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Jan 31, 2016 Charles A. Siringo
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LibriVox recording of A Texas Cowboy; Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony by Charles A. Siringo. Read in English by David Wales Charles A. Siringo was an American lawman, detective, and agent for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency during the late 19th century and early 20th century…. After taking part in several cattle drives, Siringo stopped herding to settle down, get married (1884), and open a merchant business in Caldwell, Kansas. He began writing a book,...
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Jan 21, 2016 F. Anstey
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LibriVox recording of Voces Populi by F. Anstey. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins F. Anstey was the nom de plume of Thomas Anstey Guthrie, a Londoner who was trained for the bar but found success as a writer of humorous pieces for Punch and humorous novels. Voces Populi, a collection of his Punch pieces, is considered to be among his best works. He treats an array of situations from the charlatan conjuror to a row over a lady's large, obstructive hat at the music hall. - Summary by Don W....
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Jan 21, 2016 F. Anstey
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LibriVox recording of The Tinted Venus by F. Anstey. Read in English by Don W. Jenkins When a young newly engaged man finds himself bound for an amusement garden with an old flame, not his fiancee, it is not surprising that he still feels some attraction for her. When they escape the heat of the dance floor to walk among the trees in the garden, it is not surprising that they should come upon a statue of a woman of uncommon beauty, with the smallest hands. When the young man attempts to...
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Nov 20, 2015 John Kendrick Bangs
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LibriVox recording of Mr Munchausen by John Kendrick Bangs. Read in English by Kevin Green The author has discovered for us in this volume the present stopping place of that famous raconteur of dear comic memory, the late Hieronymous Carl Friederich, sometime Baron Munchausen, and he transmits to us some further adventures of this traveler and veracious relator of merry tales. There are about a dozen of these tales, and, judging by Mr. Bangs' recital of them, the Baron's adventures on this...
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Oct 18, 2015 Anthony Trollope
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LibriVox recording of Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Simon Evers Set against the background of the Irish famine in the 1840’s, the novel tells of the tangled relationships between Clara Desmond, Herbert Fitzgerald and his cousin Owen Fitzgerald. Clara – whose previously ‘great’ family is almost bankrupt – is initially attracted to Owen, but whose dissolute lifestyle is a handicap. The matter is further complicated by the fact that Lady Desmond, Clara’s...
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Oct 17, 2015 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Dramatic Reading) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes is set three years after the detective fell to his death in the Reichenbach Falls in his final struggle with Moriarty. Or did he? In the first story of the series Holmes explains to Watson what really happened that day, followed by twelve more adventures of the dynamic duo including two of Doyle's own favourite stories: The Dancing Men and The Second Stain. Other...
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Oct 2, 2015 The Three Initiates
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LibriVox recording of The Kybalion by The Three Initiates. Read in English by Andrea Fiore. The Kybalion: Hermetic Philosophy is a 1908 book claiming to be the essence of the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus, published anonymously by a group or person under the pseudonym of "the Three Initiates". The Kybalion was first published in 1908 by the Yogi Publication Society and is now in the public domain, and can be found on the internet. The book purports to be based upon ancient...
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Oct 2, 2015 Jin-geon Hyun
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LibriVox recording of Short Stories (단편 소설) by Jin-geon Hyun (현진건). Read in Korean by Jessie Yun. 한국 소설가 현진건이 쓴 소설들 중 3개를 뽑은 모음집. (요약: 윤지수) 3 short stories by Korean writer Hyun Jin-geon. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
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Sep 8, 2015 Plato (Πλάτων)
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LibriVox recording of Cratylus by Plato (Πλάτων). (Translated by Benjamin Jowett.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Cratylus (ΚΡΑΤΥΛΟΣ) discusses whether things have names by mere convention or have true names which can only be correctly applied to the object named and may have originated from God. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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Aug 15, 2015 Frances Alice Forbes
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LibriVox recording of The Life of Saint Columba Apostle of Scotland by Frances Alice Forbes. Saint Columba (521 – 597) was an Irish abbot and missionary credited with spreading Christianity in present-day Scotland. He founded the important abbey on Iona, which became a dominant religious and political institution in the region for centuries. He is the Patron Saint of Derry. He was highly regarded by both the Gaels of Dál Riata and the Picts, and is remembered today as a Christian saint and...
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Aug 5, 2015 Wilkie Collins
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LibriVox recording of The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins. Read in English by acousticwave; Lynne Thompson; southernemma; Peter John Keeble; E Ogston; Reeses118; bala; sorbet87; Julia Niedermaier; Marsha Payne; Miyune; emmablob; beyondutopia Mary Dermody is destined to be together with George Germaine one day, or so at least her grandmother prophesizes. Destiny at first doesn't seem to adhere to this plan, and the pair is separated and lose sight of each other. But when George saves a young...
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Jun 21, 2015 Howard Pyle
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LibriVox recording of Rejected Of Men; A Story Of Today by Howard Pyle. Read in English by David Wales This is a setting of the story of Jesus as if it had occurred during early twentieth century America. The narrator's point of view is that of an outsider looking in at the story of Jesus. Howard Pyle (1853 - 1911) was an American illustrator and author. - Summary by Wikipedia and david wales For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or...
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May 14, 2015 Karel Čapek
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LibriVox recording of R.U.R (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek. (Translated by Paul Selver.) Read in English by a full cast. Helena Glory, as the daughter of a major industrial power's president, is a woman on a mission. She faces the island factory of Rossum's Universal Robots, the world's leading company in robotic engineering. She is convinced that these new creations called robots they make are deserving of rights like humans do. Everyone else is convinced robots are nothing more...
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May 11, 2015 Robert Sherard
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LibriVox recording of Oscar Wilde: The Story of an Unhappy Friendship by Robert Sherard. Read in English by Rob Marland. Robert Sherard was Oscar Wilde's friend of 20 years and first biographer. The Story of an Unhappy Friendship was the first of his four biographies of the Irish playwright and wit. - Summary by Rob Marland For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for...
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